OpenVPN Access Server installation options
OpenVPN Access Server is designed for the Linux operating system. The links provided on this page will direct you to what you need to deploy for your chosen platform. If you have problems, you can easily create or log in to your OpenVPN.net account and submit a support request.
We support the following Linux distributions for OpenVPN Access Server:
- Red Hat Linux Enterprise
- Amazon Linux 2
You can find the installation packages for these Access Server Software Packages here: Download OpenVPN.
While the server must be installed on a Linux OS, the clients can be Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android. After launching your server, your end users can install pre-configured clients directly from your Access Server’s Client UI. Optionally, you may download OpenVPN Connect from our website: Download OpenVPN.
Choose your deployment platform
The first step is to choose the deployment platform you prefer. You can find all of the options on this page: Download OpenVPN. It provides you with the Linux OS installation packages for an on-premise server, prepared images to deploy on virtual appliances, and links to cloud instances with prepared Linux OS plus Access Server installations ready to launch.
Follow Quick Start Guides
We provide helpful documentation for deploying your OpenVPN Access Server. Find your deployment platform below for links to the appropriate quick start guide:
For an installation on any system that runs a compatible Linux operating system, use these helpful links:
- Installing OpenVPN Access Server on a Linux System
- OpenVPN Access Server on Ubuntu Quick Start
- OpenVPN Access Server on Debian Quick Start
- OpenVPN Access Server on RedHat Quick Start
- OpenVPN Access Server on CentOS Quick Start
Amazon Web Services
For Amazon AWS, we provide a simple setup wizard. With it, you can easily create a CloudFormation script. It will run on AWS and create a pre-configured Access Server. Our Amazon AWS launcher sets you up with an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS image with OpenVPN Access Server pre-installed directly inside our portal:
We also have ready to launch instances on the platforms below. The links will take you to our Quick Start guides for each:
- Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide
- Google Cloud Quick Start Guide
- DigitalOcean Quick Start Guide
- Oracle Quick Start Guide
We also provide prepared images ready for deployment on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi. These are great options for a Windows shop where you can launch a Linux virtual machine on Windows servers.